WASHINGTON DC, DECEMBER 20, 2007 – Today, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released county estimates of compensation by industry for 2004–2006. The estimates for 2004–2005 have been revised to incorporate newly available source data; the estimates for 2006 are released for the first time.
Compensation—the sum of wage and salary disbursements and supplements to wages and salaries–is a key statistic in the personal income account. The estimates of compensation by industry cover 114 industries for 3,111 counties. In addition to the county estimates, BEA is releasing compensation by industry for metropolitan areas, metropolitan divisions, micropolitan areas, combined statistical areas, and BEA economic areas. Table CA06, Compensation of Employees by Industry, for all areas for 1998–2006 can be accessed interactively at www.bea.gov/bea/regional/reis.
Tables presenting the comprehensive measure of personal income for local areas–including CA05, Personal Income by Major Source and Earnings by Industry–will be released April 24, 2008.
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NOTE.–The metropolitan area, metropolitan division, micropolitan area, and combined statistical area definitions used for this release incorporate the statistical area definition updates published by the Office of Management and Budget December 18, 2006 (OMB Bulletin No. 07–01).